The Fur Traders, Black Apples, Oh Darling

The Satellite presents

The Fur Traders

Black Apples

Oh Darling

Wed, February 6, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA


This event is 21 and over

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The Fur Traders
The Fur Traders
The Fur Traders have been hard at work this last year finishing our 6 song EP, harnessing elements of ghost stories, southern gospel, murder ballads, old western glory, epic rock, and charged with the powerful, sultry vocals of a woman to be reckoned with.

All self realized (self-recorded, produced, engineered, and mastered) this has been a huge undertaking, and truly a labor of love.

The Fur Traders developed a sound for this record which suggests influences by the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Nick Cave, Deep Purple, Southern rock, gospel and soul, Otis Redding, Townes Van Zandt, and many, many others. The powerful, female fronted vocals move you emotionally to listen to the lyric driven storytelling on the record. This EP is rooted in Americana, with a few hints of dreamy, sultry guitar, moments of galloping rock and screaming licks, melodic groovy wurlitzer, bass born from the love child of Barry White and Steve Harris, and drums which lead the ride with the pulse of a wild animal. Each song tells a different tale, all common to the root of what it is to be human: a watery tale about fear evolving into paranoia and self destruction, an epic western account of non-traditional love, a murder ballad written in the middle ages of young man who spurns a lady's affections and is murdered by her in revenge, and a soulful plea urging that our frantic existence slow down to where stillness can renew us to new forms of perception... at least for a moment.


Michelle came from indie folk outfit Eagle Winged Palace, inspired by the landscapes of CA, the Laurel Canyon music scene of the late 60's and a little Manson Family jams. Taking it to another cosmic realm, she sings with Linda Perhacs, whose album Parrallelograms continues to be a cult gem of psychedelic folk. Having bluesier roots, and wanting to explore new songs, the Fur Traders were born from an amalgamation of friends wanting to play "good tunes" . She has been a guest of the Whispering Pines, Crooked Cowboy Gypsy Orchestra, Boy Scout Jamboree, Ryan Traster, Fort King, and Wrightwood. Joel Patterson keeps the beat for the Silver Chords and Sky Parade and recently returned from an Australian adventure with Mark Gardener of Ride (good times, I am sure), Nathan Van Hala also strolled the canyons with Eagle Winged Palace, and adds his ivory touch to West Indian Girl, Dylan Dray & The Diamondback, and Saviour Machine. Brian Filosa's smooth basslines can beheard with The Whispering Pines and CB Brand and adds Jonathan Wilson and Chris Robinson to his belt. David Baine is the master of the breakdancing worm and plays rockin guitar with The Whispering Pines and CB Brand. We are all a pretty nice bunch.
Black Apples
Black Apples
The band has its roots in brotherhood—Campbell and Andrew Scarborough grew up in New York in what Campbell describes as a creative household. The brothers honed their skills at various venues in the five boroughs. In 2008, the Black Apples found themselves living together in Fort Collins, Colorado where they began to define their own brand of music, selling out local venues and gaining a loyal local following. Over the summer of 2009, they gathered the band in a rural, lakeside barn to record their self-titled EP as homage to the mountains. Continuing west to Los Angeles, the Black Apples began a grueling stint of playing every venue or party in the Southern California area, often a show every day of the week (including 2am guerrilla shows in Tijuana).

The brothers continue to draw on their influences, familial and otherwise, to create infectious music laced with what they call "Psychedelic Motown Surf." It's accessible yet demanding, strangely catchy and growing in popularity. As the dust settles amid broken guitars, line-up changes, marathon recording sessions, blown out amps and sold out venues, the Black Apples look toward a broad horizon. Their debut self-titled album is available now on iTunes and is also scheduled for release as a limited-edition vinyl. Plans for the future include more writing, recording, releases and, as always, shows. The Black Apples are just getting started.
Oh Darling
Oh Darling
L.A.-based quartet Oh Darling’s buoyant new-wave pop has the power to turn the most forbidding club crowd into a sea of grinning fan-geeks. But their reach extends well beyond area venues – several Oh Darling tunes have graced top-rated TV series and commercials. Their forthcoming album, “Brave the Sound”, is certain to win over a bevy of new admirers.

Recorded in the band’s home studio in L.A.’s Echo Park neighborhood, produced by guitarist Daven Hall and
mixed by Nate Anderson (Apple Trees & Tangerines), the new album – Oh Darling’s third – includes such tunes as the tender “Love” (which was featured on the hit series Ugly Betty), the insistent romantic march “I Know (You Feel It),” the infatuation singalong “Prettiest Thing” and the exuberant “Gonna Be Yours.” The foursome recently shot a video for the latter song.

Even listeners unfamiliar with Oh Darling’s name may well recognize songs like the spiky, infectious “I Like You, Baby,” the edgy, compact rocker “Never Go Too Far,” and the winsome “Colorful Day,” which have been featured on such TV series as the CW’s One Tree Hill, Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva and USA’s Royal Pains, as well as commercials for Volkswagen, network promos for Grey’s Anatomy, and the film Road Trip 2. Most of these appeared on the band’s eponymous 2009 sophomore album, which followed their critically adored 2008 debut, Nice Nice; both were produced by Gregg Williams (Blitzen Traper, Dandy Warhols).

Daven, singer-keyboardist Jasmine Ash, bassist J.Marie Hall and drummer Jake Endicott began playing together in
2006 in Portland, Oregon; L.A. became their base of operations in 2009.

Ash’s gossamer vocals are undergirded by surprisingly muscular arrangements and wild tempo shifts, as the band alternates melodic sweetness with propulsive rock. Daven’s incisive guitar lines and the tight rhythmic interplay of J.Marie and Jake evoke influences as diverse as Talking Heads, Blondie, Metric, Kate Bush, Phoenix, Built to Spill and Eels. The net effect, judging by the words of admiring reviewers, is equal parts enchantment and energy. “It’s impossible not to get a contact buzz from the band’s buoyant, charming pop,” declared the Portland Tribune.

“Fronted by one of the cutest gals in town, Oh Darling possess an intriguing yet subtle mix of sexual tension,
plus plenty of indie pop goodness in their delivery,” proclaimed the music blog NadaMucho.

“Jasmine Ash knows how to write catchy pop songs as delicious as Cheerios in chocolate milk.” Flavorpill, meanwhile, praised their “intoxicating blend of indie rock” and “unapologetic, perfectly crafted pop punch.” The Vanguard admired their “wealth of adorable melodies” and “healthy propensity for matching outfits”. Jasmine and J.Marie do indeed tend to coordinate their vibrant retro wardrobes onstage, eschewing sexpot clichés in favor of classic, colorful, vintage frocks.

Oh Darling have toured up and down the West Coast numerous times and appeared at venues like the Doug Fir, Viper Room, Spaceland and the Hotel Café; they’ve shared stages with local favorites like The 88 and Fitz & The Tantrums. Everywhere they’ve gone, they’ve left audiences spellbound and smiling.

Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027